Jamaica Was Stormswept: Patrons Vote The Weather The Worst Ever Known At The Track.; Aletheuo Captures the Newtown Stakes with All Ease--King Cobalt Runs Away from Masquerade--Halket in Good Form., Daily Racing Form, 1908-05-08


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JAMAICA WAS STOBMSWEFT PATRONS VOTE THE WEATHER THE WORST EVER KNOWN AT THE TRACK Alethcuo Capture the Newtown Stakes with All AllEase Ease King Cobalt Runs Away from Mas qucradc HaJkct in Good Fora Now York May 7 It was stormswept Jamaica today with a vengeance Tin old timers or at least Hie few of them present universally agreed that it was tho worst day for racing they had ever known A hard rain set in early and throughout tin afternoon tinre was a real downpour accompa ¬ nied liy a hrisk wind which hlev directly into the grandstand Tho few patrons of this section huddled together in the buck of the stand while the clubhouse set saw the races from behind closed doors Tin doorsTin card which promised well on paper was cut to pieces by scratches small fields belli the rule The only pleasant feature in the days sport was that the program was run olf in quickstep time and the crowd was buck in town a full hour earlier than usual Contrary to expectations favorites did not sweep the card King Cobalt and Aletheuo were the only choices to score Both were at oddson and Kin Cobalt at so short a price as to be prohibitive The feature was the Xcwtown Stakes with only live of the dozen carded answering the post call mid witli conditions all favoring Aletlieiio the I to 20 favorite He justified the coniidcnco in him ty winning all the way The wayThe tabulated history of the Xowtown Stakes is as follows Year TimiKir Winner A Wt Jockey Val Tim iKir Cameron 4 l20OXolli lso li 1 117I OJ Monet HWiJT Burns 137O 117 I Czufuphinc lor Baird 121O 11 A IJMHi Grapple I Kir Garner 1270 Irlij 1I07 Irlij1I07 Keator 111 Garner 12 li 15118 AlelbciK 1 IKS K Dugan l liO iO lli lliBerkeley Berkeley showed to be a superior mud runner by racily outrunning Tileing in tin mile and a six ¬ teenth liandicap Tileing was voted a real good thing although he would have been better liked with most any other boy but Slimier up this bring Itis first mount since he was injured at Aqueduct Garner who is showing commendable improvement in his work of late got Berkeley away well and threw mud in Tileings face all the way Ilalkel wayIlalkel upset a terrific plunge when he nosed out Incognito for the six furlongs handicap Incognito was a widespread tip and the quotations on Halket receded a couple of points Incognito led to the stretch where he was caught by llaikct and in a stiff drive the latter won by a head Those close to the tinish claim that Halket had much loft in spite of the seemingly tight lit He was conceding nine teen pounds to the winner and is a smart horse at sprinting distances If trainer Blute succeeds in petting him to go a good distance he should be a factor in the Latouia Derby for which he is a reasonably sure starter starterPhilip Philip J Dwyer wis one of the absentees today and the faet was generally coiiiineiiteil upon as it was the first days raciijg he has missed in many yours Air Dwyer has not been well lately how ¬ ever and that had a big influence In bis desertion desertionFrank Frank Light foot came to the track expecting to start Havre in his interest II T Oritlin hail quoted Lightfoot a price on the colt and it was accepted Lightfoot did not have the cash though lie had property to secure notes for the amount Hut that did not look good to Griliin who declared the deal off Havre ran in Griffins colors and was an easy winner

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